The large scale plans of the Ordnance Survey are quite unique. In a clear and
attractive manner they have portrayed the English towns and villages in detail
over the last 150 years. They show not just the streets, but virtually every
house; the complete track layouts of railways and tramways are given; factories,
mills and docks are all shown. The maps contain all the fascinating minutiae
that is the lifeblood of history and have become the most complete record of the
places where our ancestors lived and worked.
The Godfrey Edition is a major undertaking to reprint these maps, in a convenient and affordable form, for
towns throughout Britain and Ireland. This map of Southampton West as it was in 1908 will
delight local historians, genealogists and all who are interested in the history
of the this region.
Also included is an introduction to the history of the area by Alan Godfrey,
together with extracts from a contemporary directory. There are now several
thousand maps available in this series, for the full range visit the publisher's